The Gospel Of Mary

Author: Esther De Boer
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826480019
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The success of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code has raised new interest in Mary Magdalene and in the Gospel of Mary. Here, the author examines Mary Magdalene's influence on the beginnings of Christianity and asks what was her impact and her message? And furthermore, what became of her and her ideas? Esther de Boer studies the Gospel of Mary (the only Gospel to be named after a woman) to discover what it reveals about Mary Magdalene and to determine the origin of its portrayal. She argues that the Gospel of Mary is not a Gnostic writing but is more closely related to the writings of Philo, the letters of Paul and the Gospel of John. She demonstrates that esteem of Mary Magdalene did not just belong to the Gnostic tradition but to a broader Christian context. In order to determine this context, the study identifies the different portrayals of Mary Magdalene in the New Testament, analyses their concepts of discipleship and their views on women, and investigates their historical 'reality'. Esther de Boer concludes that the portrayal of Mary Magdalene in the Gospel of Mary is close to that in the Gospel of John, and investigates the possibility that she is concealed in the Johannine disciple loved by Jesus.

The Gospel Of Mary Of Magdala

Author: Karen L. King
Publisher: Polebridge PressWestar Inst
ISBN: 9780944344583
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Presents a new translation of the Gospel of Mary, discusses its presentation of the teachings of Jesus, and compares it to other early Christian writings in the context of early Church teachings.

The Gospel Of Mary Magdalene

Author: Jean-Yves Leloup
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1594776415
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Restores to the forefront of the Christian tradition the importance of the divine feminine • The first complete English-language translation of the original Coptic Gospel of Mary, with line-by-line commentary • Reveals the eminence of the divine feminine in Christian thought • Offers a new perspective on the life of one of the most controversial figures in the Western spiritual tradition Perhaps no figure in biblical scholarship has been the subject of more controversy and debate than Mary Magdalene. Also known as Miriam of Magdala, Mary Magdalene was considered by the apostle John to be the founder of Christianity because she was the first witness to the Resurrection. In most theological studies she has been depicted as a reformed prostitute, the redeemed sinner who exemplifies Christ's mercy. Today's reader can ponder her role in the gospels of Philip, Thomas, Peter, and Bartholomew--the collection of what have come to be known as the Gnostic gospels rejected by the early Christian church. Mary's own gospel is among these, but until now it has remained unknown to the public at large. Orthodox theologian Jean-Yves Leloup's translation of the Gospel of Mary from the Coptic and his thorough and profound commentary on this text are presented here for the first time in English. The gospel text and the spiritual exegesis of Leloup together reveal unique teachings that emphasize the eminence of the divine feminine and an abiding love of nature over the dualistic and ascetic interpretations of Christianity presented elsewhere. What emerges from this important source text and commentary is a renewal of the sacred feminine in the Western spiritual tradition and a new vision for Christian thought and faith throughout the world.

The Woman Jesus Loved

Author: A. S. Marjanen
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004106581
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This book is the first comprehensive study on the picture and use of the figure of Mary Magdalene in those second and third century Coptic and Greek Gnostic texts in which Jesus' most famous female follower gains a prominent position.

The Crucifixion Of Mary Magdalene

Author: Richard J. Hooper
Publisher: Sanctuary Publications, Inc
ISBN: 9780974699547
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From the earliest days of Christianity, Mary Magdalene has been the subject of controversy, rumour and innuendo. This volume says, the historical Mary was neither a prostitute nor the wife of Jesus. Shortly after Jesus died, Mary had a powerful experience of the living Jesus and, as a consequence, became the first apostle of Christianity.

The Meaning Of Mary Magdalene

Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 9780834822603
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Mary Magdalene is one of the most influential symbols in the history of Christianity—yet, if you look in the Bible, you’ll find only a handful of verses that speak of her. How did she become such a compelling saint in the face of such paltry evidence? In her effort to answer that question, Cynthia Bourgeault examines the Bible, church tradition, art, legend, and newly discovered texts to see what’s there. She then applies her own reasoning and intuition, informed by the wisdom of the ages-old Christian contemplative tradition. What emerges is a radical view of Mary Magdalene as Jesus’s most important disciple, the one he considered to understand his teaching best. That teaching was characterized by a nondualistic approach to the world and by a deep understanding of the value of the feminine. Cynthia shows how an understanding of Mary Magdalene can revitalize contemporary Christianity, how Christians and others can, through her, find their way to Jesus’s original teachings and apply them to their modern lives.

Mary Magdalene S Dreaming

Author: Steven Strong
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761842804
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"In Mary Magdalene's Dreaming Steven Strong and Even Strong continue their esoteric journey tracing the origins of religion that they began in their first book, Constructing A New World Map. Strong and Strong examine the Gnostic Scriptures detailing the words and deeds of Mary and Jesus recently found at Nag Hammadi. They were, as Jesus stated in the Gospel of Thomas, custodians of a secret tradition. Jesus insisted he is but the caretaker of a "bubbling spring that I have tended." The authors further assert their belief that this "bubbling spring" is identical to the "secret place" aboriginal elder, Bill Neidjie, urges all to discover and it is their contention that a closer inspection of the ancient mystical spring Jesus and Mary accessed is evident in many Gnostic texts. The secret knowledge Mary and Jesus preached, stripped of cultural and geographic differences, is undoubtedly the purest replication of the Dreaming since the first mariners were banished from Australia."--BOOK JACKET.

The Gospel Of Mary Magdalene

Author: Daniel F. Owsley
Publisher: Booktango
ISBN: 1468901214
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The Gospel of Mary Magdalene is a 2,000 year old document that needs to be amplified unto the heavens since there are some very interesting thoughts within. 'tis a must read for every Christian who wants to study to show themselves approuved unto God. And this document is added proof that Christ rose from the dead since it deals with one of His appearences after His spirit passed on into our great beyond. So sit back and relax and dare to look at this forbidden knowledge of good that some early Christians frowned upon just because it was penned by a woman. And as this document is studied some of the voices of tthe apostles ring out clear enough to give the reader some idea as to their personalities.

At Jesus Feet

Author: Doug Batchelor
Publisher: Review and Herald Pub Assoc
ISBN: 9780828015912
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"Someone to love me." That's all she wanted--all anyone really wants. We are all addicts, "sinaholics," says the author, trying to fill with various addictions a gaping void in our hearts designed for God. Take Mary Magdalene. She was a prosperous prostitute, but her life was one sad, sordid story--until she met Someone who loved her with a pure, unconditional love. Ever afterward the shame of her past was eclipsed by her absolute devotion to the One who set her free.

The Gospel Code

Author: Ben Witherington
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830832675
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A New Testament scholar refutes claims in "The Da Vinci Code" that the Church has suppressed secret knowledge about Jesus, and offers an assessment of what can be known about Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and early Christian writings.